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The only reason I'd go S280 vs VT is Ron. Otherwise I love the fact that the VT330R is a record holding track turbo (which is what I want).

Speaking of Adam, do you like your tune?
I do, yes. The tunes have been great, I have no complaints. He's also been great to work with; always sends out tune revisions within 24-48 hours after I send him the data logs and is quick to answer any questions.


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I do, yes. The tunes have been great, I have no complaints. He's also been great to work with; always sends out tune revisions within 24-48 hours after I send him the data logs and is quick to answer any questions.


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Awesome I'm planning on using him when the time comes. JST has been great with everything I can throw at the stock turbo, but I'd rather use Adam or Mitch (@CPE) for the big turbo stuff.
 
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Couple questions about the SS-Tuning steering wheel since that’s on my next to buy. What’s the cost for your particular specs? How long was production and shipping?
The wheel is listed for €630 ($694 USD) on the SS-Tuning website, not including shipping.

I wasn't the original owner/purchaser of the wheel so unfortunately I don't have any more details for you. You might be able to find more info if you dig around on the forums or contact SS-Tuning on Facebook.


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It's one of the top mods I've done, really a must for track days. It's nice to be able to apply power coming out of a turn and have traction.


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Been watching GRID Life episodes and my last experience at the track with the big turbo has making me want the LSD for my next mod. I have around your power too since I don't have AUX yet.
 

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LSD is on my list to install this winter - can't wait to feel the difference in snow along with corners of course.

Question for OP - how did you get a hold of SS tuning?? They're not responsive to my emails. Perhaps I'll have to call...
 
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LSD is on my list to install this winter - can't wait to feel the difference in snow along with corners of course.

Question for OP - how did you get a hold of SS tuning?? They're not responsive to my emails. Perhaps I'll have to call...
Yeah, they're pretty hard to get a hold of. I went online to purchase a shift knob with gaiter and they never responded. I contacted them on FB messenger once and that seems to work the best. It wasn't a very productive conversation, which was back in mid-June. They said they would send me an email but haven't done so as of yet.

I bought the wheel from someone local to me so I didn't go through actual buying process.


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Been watching GRID Life episodes and my last experience at the track with the big turbo has making me want the LSD for my next mod. I have around your power too since I don't have AUX yet.
It makes the car so much more enjoyable on track. I wish I'd done it sooner.
 
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I decided to revise my aux fuel wiring; changed the wire covering from split loom to sheathing so it matches the rest of the aux fuel controller harness. Smaller and cleaner.




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Just noticed that the Versus diffuser is on your hit list - definitely find the funds for it if your track sessions can put you at 100mph or higher. I found the stability of the car greatly increased and it just feels planted. Back end doesn't want to 'float' when it's unsettled on bumps.

Great list of mods - are you satisfied with traction?
 
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Great list of mods - are you satisfied with traction?
Right now, yes. I wouldn't mind having some wider tires but I will probably go full track slicks before trying to go wider wheels/tires for track use. I currently run Hankook RS4s in 225/50R15 and they have been really good so far. My next track tires will likely be Maxxis Victra RC1s. The nice thing about the RS4s is that I can drive with them installed to the track and back. The RC1s would have to be hauled/changed at the track since they're basically slicks.



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Just noticed that the Versus diffuser is on your hit list - definitely find the funds for it if your track sessions can put you at 100mph or higher. I found the stability of the car greatly increased and it just feels planted. Back end doesn't want to 'float' when it's unsettled on bumps.
Getting real world feedback has convinced me to get the diffuser sooner than later. Just ordered one from Ron!




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Getting real world feedback has convinced me to get the diffuser sooner than later. Just ordered one from Ron!




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It's one of those modifications which I truly believe there was 'seat of the pants instant feedback' as I've drive this particular road spiritedly before and didn't feel nearly as confident at speed. There weren't any moments of uneven pavement unsettling the car and thinking 'too fast too fast!'

Keen to hear what you think about it - I think the few that track their cars probably have a more established feel of how each exterior mod effects performance. This just opened my eyes to the aero side of the Fiesta which is lacking (when combined with my mods at least).

Canards and a full functioning splitter / undertray with ducts is this winters project (among the LSD...).

Did you install the OEM front wind tray? Any thoughts on it?
 
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Did you install the OEM front wind tray? Any thoughts on it?
You're probably referring to the Orsen Shield. It's still processing through customs. It could be another 30+ days before I see it. Or it may not show up at all! If not, then I plan to go with an ADF Customs skid plate.


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You're probably referring to the Orsen Shield. It's still processing through customs. It could be another 30+ days before I see it. Or it may not show up at all! If not, then I plan to go with an ADF Customs skid plate.


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Did you order directly from Orsen? I emailed them months back and never got a response.
 

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